Herby lentil and haloumi salad


Alright, everyone! Brace yourselves for a flavor roller-coaster. Introducing the Herby lentil and haloumi salad: a tantalizing fusion of tender lentils, aromatic herbs, and that irresistibly salty haloumi cheese. It’s the perfect dish for those wanting a burst of flavor without compromising on health. So, without further ado, let’s get cooking!


  • 1 cup green lentils (who can resist, right? 200g)
  • That rich 2 cups of vegetable stock (480ml)
  • One glorious block of haloumi cheese (250g, yum!)
  • 2 tablespoons of your finest olive oil (30ml)
  • 1 vibrant red onion, sliced to perfection
  • 2 cloves of aromatic garlic, finely minced
  • A generous bunch of fresh parsley, all chopped up (30g)
  • A similar bunch of fresh mint, finely diced (20g)
  • The zest and juice of one zesty lemon
  • And of course, season to your heart’s content with salt and pepper!

Prep & Cooking: About 40 mins

Got a hungry party of 4? This one’s for you!

Nutritional Facts

  • Calories: A well-spent 350
  • Protein: A solid 18g
  • Carbs? Only 23g!
  • Fats: 20g (the good kind, don’t worry!)
  • Dietary Fiber: A whopping 9g!

The Magic Steps to make the Herby lentil and haloumi salad

  1. Let’s start with our lentils. Give them a good rinse until the water’s crystal clear.
  2. Get that vegetable stock bubbling in a pot.
  3. Time for lentils! In they go. Lower that heat, pop on the lid, and let them get all tender for about 25-30 minutes.
  4. Haloumi time! Slice those into fancy strips.
  5. Fire up a pan with your olive oil, medium flame.
  6. Golden brown haloumi? That’s what we’re aiming for. Fry ‘em up!
  7. Once they’re golden, out they come. But wait, don’t ditch that pan just yet!
  8. In goes the red onion and garlic. Sauté until they’re just the right amount of soft.
  9. Lentils ready? Drain ’em and pop them into a bowl.
  10. Now, mix in those onions, garlic, parsley, mint, the zingy lemon, and seasonings.
  11. Last but not least, in goes our star: the haloumi. Give it a gentle mix.

Pro Tips

  • No mushy lentils, please! Keep them tender but firm.
  • Feeling fancy? Marinate the haloumi with a dash of lemon juice and olive oil before frying.
  • Mix it up! Add in some cherry tomatoes or crunchy cucumbers.

How to Serve?

This salad? A main dish, no doubt. But if you’re in the mood, serve it up with some grilled chicken or fish on the side. The combo? Heavenly! Or, if you’re like me, just grab some crusty bread, and you’re set!

Cooking is all about having a blast in the kitchen. This Herby Lentil and Haloumi Salad isn’t just a recipe; it’s an experience. Dive in, enjoy every moment, and trust me, your taste buds will thank you. Remember, AH7 is all about those drool-worthy, healthy dishes. Until next time, keep those aprons on, and keep the magic alive!

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